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Turn Over an Old Leaf for Cosmetic Innovation

Innovations in the area of pigments could vastly improve sustainability by offering an alternative to leaf incineration around the world.

How Cephalopods Became Nature’s Master of Cosmetics

Cephalopods possess reflectin proteins, which is unique in the animal kingdom. Roger Hanlon, Ph.D., of Brown University spoke during the biomimicry session at the IFSCC Congress on inspirations like these from nature to inspire the development of color cosmetics.

Perking Up Skin: Green Coffee Promotes Barrier Recovery, Turn Over and Lightening

Key points: Epidermal barrier recovery and the desquamation of dead corneocytes reinvigorate aged skin. Hyperpigmentation accumulates as skin ages. A green coffee bean extract was tested here and found to address these issues.

Study Shows How Eczema is Genetic

A study published in Genome Biology and Evolution found that atopic dermatitis (eczema) is likely to hitchhike a ride with mutated hornerin and make the skin disease genetic.

Skin Acts as a Shape-shifter

New research from Lund University in Sweden has uncovered skin's secret to transforming under various environmental conditions.

Study Uncovers Genetic Predispositions to Skin Cancer

Basal cell carcinoma is the most common cancer worldwide, with an annual incidence of 2.8 million cases in the United States alone. A recent study found 31 genetic markers for the disease, 14 of which were identified for the first time.

The Microbiome: Our Greatest Challenge or Best Opportunity?

Is the microbiome our greatest challenge, the best opportunity we've had, in a long time, to innovate and renew ourselves?

From the Cosmetics’ Perspective: Can We Trust Current Criteria to Diagnose Atopic Dermatitis?

A fascinating look at the criteria for identifying atopic dermatitis, with a review of the most cited research into this condition.

Hair Health Starts With the Scalp

Hair care scientists scratched their heads for some time before they could put their finger on the primary causes of dandruff. Now, with the flakes brushed away, they are seeing the scalp in a new light. Two Procter & Gamble scientists, James Schwartz, Ph.D., and Rolanda Wilkerson, Ph.D., both with the Head & Shoulders brand, explain how in this exclusive interview.

VIDEO: P&G on What's Changed in Hair Care

According to P&G scientist James Schwartz, Ph.D., if the surrounding scalp tissue is unhealthy, it’s affecting the quality of the hair fiber. This video explains.

Age Revelation: Why People Age Differently

Can we really look younger longer? New research is trying to answer that question.

The Unidentified Role of Sunscreen in Treating Hyperpigmentation Taking on a New Responsibility

What is sunscreen’s role in treating hyperpigmentation? We ran clinical trials using depigmenting agents and sunscreen to assess sunscreen’s treatment purpose. We then surveyed study design, objective, intervention, how investigators utilize sunscreen and measurements of efficacy to further the findings.

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